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QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid


Subjects Covered

  • Danger response airway breathing compressions and defibrillation (DRABCD)
  • Secondary Survey
  • Recovery Position
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Choking
  • Bleeding

Suitable for

  • Nannies
  • Au Pairs
  • Babysitters
  • Parents

Type of Assessment

  • Practical Assessments
  • Multiple choice questions

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Qualification overview

This qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications and is valid for a period of 3 years. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:

  • Resuscitation Council (UK)
  • Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

This QA qualification is

  • For people who are required to provide emergency first aid to infants and/or children
  • Based on the EYFS syllabus for emergency first aid courses

Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of first aider.

This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid and includes the unit information, assessment methods and quality assurance arrangements.


The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations when looking after children.


The purpose of this qualification is to prepare the Learner to develop the skills and knowledge needed to provide effective emergency first aid to children and infants.


This qualification contains 1 mandatory unit with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 7 hours. 

Learners must complete all assessments successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification, including any referrals is 4 weeks.

TQT is the total number of hours required for a Learner to achieve this qualification. It has 2 elements:

  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH) is the time a Learner is being taught and assessed under the immediate guidance of a Trainer/Assessor, which for this qualification is 6 GLH (minimum), and
  • The number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation and study, including assessment, as directed by, but not under the immediate guidance or supervision of a Trainer, e.g. precourse reading, which for this qualification is 1 hour.

The course is accredited and certified by Qualsafe Awards.

Starts from £770.00 +VAT

In Person at Your Workplace

£770.00 +VAT
Additional Student Price: £10.00
Class Size: 6
Duration: 1 day

In Person at Hendeca's Training Facility in Surrey

£890.00 +VAT
Additional Student Price: £10.00
Class Size: 6
Duration: 1 day

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